The StoryBots Are Back With New Episodes On Netflix August 24

The StoryBots are back with new episodes and new answers to kids’ biggest questions! The Emmy Award-winning Netflix Original children’s series Ask the StoryBots returns with a star-studded second season, premiering worldwide on the streaming platform on Friday, August 24.

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Starring Judy Greer as the voice of Beep, the JibJab Bros. Studios-produced show follows the StoryBots, a colorful team of little creatures who live in the world beneath our screens and help answer kids’ biggest questions. Each episode follows Beep, Boop, Bing, Bang and Bo on their adventures to answer a question and features a live-action celebrity guest appearance. Episodes and guest stars for the new season are:

  • “How Do Computers Work?” with Snoop Dogg as the Operating System
  • “Why Can’t I Eat Dessert All the Time?” with Christina Applegate as the Baker
  • “How Many Types of Animals Are There?” with Kristen Schaal as the Biologist
  • “How Do Ears Hear?” with Ali Wong as the Brain
  • “How Do Volcanoes Work?” with David Koechner as the Pirate
  • “What Is Electricity?” with Edward Norton as Gary the Electronics Salesman
  • “How Do Flowers Grow?” with David Cross as the Hippie
  • “How Do People Catch A Cold?” with Wanda Sykes as the Doctor

Since premiering in 2016, Ask the StoryBots has quickly become one of the most lauded children’s shows on television, winning three Daytime Emmy Awards and receiving an additional nine Emmy nominations for its first season and holiday special. It was one of just two children’s programs to be a finalist at the prestigious 2017 Peabody Awards and was nominated in the International category at the BAFTA Children’s Awards.

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“We’re taking Ask the StoryBots to the next level for season two,” said Evan Spiridellis, the show’s co-creator and co-executive producer and JibJab’s chief creative officer. “The adventures are bigger and more epic, and our art team has done an incredible job mixing 2D and 3D animation, puppetry, stop-motion, and live action to be more visually stunning than ever.”

While season one of Ask the StoryBots was launched on Netflix in select markets, the newest batch of episodes will be released worldwide. The StoryBots brand is already popular globally, amassing nearly 500 million video views on its YouTube channel, with more than 700 million minutes watched. In the past year, JibJab has also released five StoryBots books with Random House Children’s Books and partnered with Razor & Tie to release and promote its music.

“It’s been doubly exciting that we’re launching season two worldwide on Netflix just as we pass 500 million views on YouTube,” said Gregg Spiridellis, the series’ co-creator and co-executive producer and CEO of JibJab. “Our fanbase, which includes both kids and adults, has continued to grow exponentially since we launched StoryBots on YouTube, and we can’t wait to introduce these characters to an even wider audience.”

Ask the StoryBots’ second season will be available August 24 for streaming on Netflix in all available markets. The season’s soundtrack will be released on all major digital music platforms on August 31. For more information on the StoryBots, visit www.StoryBots.com.

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Vote for StoryBots at the 2018 Webby Awards!

StoryBots has been nominated for a Webby Award, and we need your help to win! Vote for StoryBots to win the People’s Voice Award here.

webbys_insta (1)The new StoryBots website was today named an official 2018 Webby Award Nominee in the Websites – Youth category by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

The Webby Awards are considered the Internet’s highest honor and this year received more than 13,000 entries from 70 different countries. As a nominee, StoryBots was selected as one of the five best in its category and among the top 10% of all work entered.

StoryBots is competing for both the Webby Award and the Webby People’s Voice Award. While the Webby Award is chosen by the Academy, the Webby People’s Voice Award is voted on by the public. Help StoryBots win by voting here today!

Voting is open through April 19, with winners announced on April 24. Be sure to spread the word and share the voting link with friends and family.

StoryBots.com makes learning fun for kids ages 3-8 with 500+ educational books, videos and games, while using its iconic Starring You® personalization technology to put the child at the center of the experience.

The website re-launched last year with the new Backpack feature, which lets teachers share the same educational activities and content used in class with parents to use at home for free.

Visit StoryBots.com and vote for the Webby People’s Voice Award here.

StoryBots Classroom Finalist for Best Early Childhood Education App

StoryBots Classroom – our free digital learning resource for teachers – was today named a finalist in the Best Early Childhood Education App or Tool category at the inaugural Tech Edvocate Awards.

More than 40,000 educators have signed up for the StoryBots Classroom program, which provides unlimited access to StoryBots’ massive library of educational ebooks, videos, activities and standards-aligned math games, all designed to make learning fun for kids ages 3-to-8.

The Edvocate is a leading voice in education policy, reform, equity and innovation. Winners of the Tech Edvocate Awards will be announced on October 31, 2017.

Are you a preK-3rd grade teacher? Sign up for free access to StoryBots Classroom here!

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